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Unformatted text preview: Jim O'Brien John Thornton's friend; he lends Thornton a thousand dollars to make the wager with Matthewson. The Yeehats A fierce tribe of Indians who murder John Thornton and his partners, Hans and Pete. Animals The following animals play an important role in this novel and have characteristics very similar to those of human beings (called anthropomorphism): Buck This dog is the "main character" of the novel. Buck's father was a huge Saint Bernard, and Buck's mother was a huge Scotch shepherd dog. The central concern of The Call of the Wild is Buck's transformation from a civilized dog of the South to an animal capable of coping with the most adverse conditions in the Far North. Buck is used to illustrate London's idea of the "survival of the fittest" and the retreat to the potential primitive or primordial beast that lies within each animal or...
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course ENGLISH 1001 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.
- Fall '11
- The Call of the Wild, Buck, Spitz. Buck